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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Une superbe bière ! Belle couleur brune foncé aux reflets rubis. Arômes boisés, café, caramel et graines grillées. Parfaitement équilibrée, du corps et de la douceur en bouche. Génial !

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozo_skeleton (431) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2014
Brune tres sombre, petit collet persistant. Aromes complexes tres fruité, quelques notes de café, de vinaigre de vin de bois. Extraordinaire en bouche, d’une rondeur parfaite, des notes de reglisse viennent s’ajouter a toutes celles citées ci dessus. Du velours !!! Bonne longueur.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timmwillum (61) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
Brunlig uklar farve med gærrester. Let tyndt og flygtigt skum. Næsen er jern og lidt humle. Masser af kulsyre. Starter syrlig, men slutter med masser af julesødme og krydderier. Nærmest som en nisseøl ... lidt for sød. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (173) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Decent beige head, brown, black color. Light on aromas, bready malts and hints of toffee, wood. Warm, toasted malts at the beginning, which turn more present and sweeter at the same time. Carbonation is lively, vanishes soon, due to the intense malts. Interesting development on the palate, as the beer starts earthy, bready with hints of wood and rather dry, the malt needs a second to turn sweet and warming, with hints of fruit and also spices. Almost too sweet aftertaste, sticky. Refreshing at first, loosing its carbonation to the sweetness. Complex beer with a decent body, defined by malts, with an unusual high carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Shared a 75cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a reddish deep brown colour with a very thin tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted, nuts and red fruits. Average to soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is well balanced, more sweet than bitter, with a long roasted caramel dry finish. Overall, a very pleasant beer that asks to be drunk

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (92) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor marrom com tons ameixa, turva, espuma bege de média formação e baixa/média persistência com bolhas que ficam subindo para a superfície; pouco lacing que se desfaz rapidamente; Aroma complexo de frutas vermelhas (ameixa mais proeminente e cassis) Sabor inicial de frutas vermelhas com final picante e levemente adstringente; retrogosto com leve picardia. Alta fermentação, boa dronkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (565) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur brune et un col mousseux brun, en bouche on a un première attaque très forte sur la café et elle reste grâce au sucre en seconde bouche très bon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beertobealive (201) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
Short dark beige head with some candy, fennel and hops aromas. Quite complex. Opaque dark copper body. Thick in mouth like soup with chocolate, nuts and candy taste. Very rich and well balanced. Would be perfect with even more length and less "fat". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brnandersen (1793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
75 cl. bottle, shared - a slow gusher. Lovely unclear, dark amber colour with ruby hues. Dense, off-white head, that faded fast. Rich, fruity aroma with caramel malts, spices, yeasts, initial dark, dried fruits that turns in to something sweeter - apricot and raisins. Candid sugar and grass/hay notes, some alcohol. Taste is sweet. Full body, thicker texture and a lively carbonation. Finishes malty and fruity with some bitterness and a light hint of liquorice. Big, rich, very Belgian, complex and excellent.


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